8-day Family Yoga Retreat in South Italy

Event Highlights

  • Prices are for 2 adults and 1 child. This is a family-only yoga retreat!
  • Come enjoy a yoga retreat with other families. Professional babysitter included!
  • Our location in nature is ideal for kids to play and do activities together.

Schedule

The Art of Silence Family Retreat Program Schedule*

morning session of yoga & movement
brunch
time for beach and village excursions and other activities
evening yoga practice
dinner

About This Event

Yoga and Movement Classes

During this retreat we will explore Maya Yoga and Body Soul Movement as a journey of self-discovery and powerful awakening:

Maya Yoga is a harmonious journey of physical, mental and spiritual practices and techniques to help guide you to happiness and wellbeing. We adhere to the classic principles of the Hatha Yoga* tradition, while enriching our practice with the magic of other yoga methods and philosophy. We work hard for your physical improvement, but, more importantly, we invite your yoga journey to become a spiritual path that will nourish your life with Clarity, Bliss and Infinite Love.

Location

We are in South Italy, in a beautiful area known as the “Valle d’Itria” or the Itria Valley, which is characterized by the Trulli (ancient stone houses with conical roofs). It is immersed in nature and filled with olive, fig, and almond trees, and other wild herbs and plants.

Puglia is a land between two seas, a crossroads of cultures and experiences, come prepared to celebrate the best of each.From mid-April to the end of October the climate is warm and perfect for dancing, breathing, and enjoying the nature!

Beaches are 20 minutes by car. You may visit the riserva di torre guaceto, a wonderful marine reserve within a 25-minute drive.There are plenty of local music, food, art and religious festival and activities to participate in throughout the year.

Automobile Hire

Depending on what retreat participants decide, we will have a car onsite that can be hired / rented for 25 euros per day. This is the best way to experience the surrounding areas.

Tours & Activities

We usually make at least one trip to the beach to enjoy the open space, peaceful and deep energy, and connect with each other.Depending on the season, there are numerous organized tours and activities that you can book outside of the retreat. The retreat schedule can be modified by group request to take a day off for an optional activity.

Massage treatments are 1 - 1 1/2 hours and tailored to suit your individual needs. Some benefits include:

restores energydeeply relaxingbalances mind and bodysoothes tensionleaves you calm and refreshed

Craniosacral Therapy treatments are typically 45 minutes - 1 hour. The subtle power of this technique is likely to surprise you - it works with the body's natural rhythms to influence deep and primary patterns. In this way, it provides a safe container for emotional, mental and even physical issues to resolve.

I have probably been on fifteen yoga retreats, something like that, but I feel really blessed to have been on this retreat, she is more than a yoga teacher, she's also an inspiration, a life coach and an incredibly sensitive soul

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in a traditional Italian Masseria
  • Delicious Puglian Food - 2 meals daily (brunch and dinner)
  • Snacks & Tea
  • Twice Daily Classes in Yoga
  • Professional Babysitter

What's Not Included

Insurance
Travel
Airfare

Venue Highlights

* Indoor Yoga studio: 100 square m, heated, with parquet flooring

* Outdoor stage: shaded wooden dance stage, 150 square m

* Stone amphitheater: antique Greek design, with a 12 m diameter stage, excellent acoustics and seating

* Cretan labyrinth: traditional stonework (20 m diameter), for meditation, discussion, writing, inspiration…

* Land includes: 6 hectares of olive groves, forest, lilly pond, trulli and sculptures

Accommodations

Retreat Center: La Luna nel Pozzo

With its spaces for artistic creation and hospitality, and an environment which facilitates concentrated, harmonious work, La Luna nel Pozzo is an ideal Retreat location.

La Luna nel Pozzo is a theater housed in a traditional stone “masseria,” or farm house, from the mid-nineteenth century; a cultural center nestled among the majestic olive trees in the Puglian countryside near Ostuni. The name expresses a hope for an oasis which can nourish new art forms, creating opportunities for fruitful creative encounters, where one can find the environment, and the time, to realize one’s desires.

This center was born in 1999, of the meeting between two actors and an enchanted place. Robert McNeer and Pia Wachter, after 15 years of touring Europe with “Kismet” theater of Bari, recognized, in this corner of the mythical Itrian Valley, a place in which to realize their dream of cultivating theater and the performing arts in a natural environment.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu/Cuisine

Food

The Puglian kitchen is famous for its wholesome ingredients, both from the sea and from the earth, simple and flavorful. At La Luna nel Pozzo, you will have the opportunity to sample many of the dishes of the Puglian tradition - dishes of Mediterranean delight.

You will find the colors of the season’s fruits and vegetables, the knowledge of the pastors in the justly-renowned cheeses, olive oils from ancient trees, and artisan sourdough bread made from local, fresh stone-ground flours.

Directions

Airports
You may arrive at the following airports:
- Brindisi (code and distance: BDS - 45km)
- Bari (code and distance: BRI - 95km)
Click here to view all nearby airports

If you enjoy the train, you could also arrive in Rome and take the train to Ostuni

We include transfers from/to the Ostuni train station.

From Brindisi Airport
By Shuttle - this cost can be shared with other retreat participants who have similar arrival times. A taxi or shuttle will be approximately 50€.

Public Transportation: Take the bus or taxi to Brindisi Train Station, then take the train to Ostuni train station, where we will pick you up.

*The Brindisi Airport Bus travels between the airport and train station (with numerous stops along the way). View the schedule here

View train times to Ostuni

From Bari Airport
By Shuttle - this cost can be shared with other retreat participants who have similar arrival times. A taxi or shuttle will be approximately 75€.


Public Transportation: Take the bus, train or taxi to Bari Train Station, then take the train to Ostuni train station, where we will pick you up.

From the Bari Airport to Bari central train station:
*The fastest way (~15 minutes) is by train. The ticket costs 5€. Trains run every 20/30 minutes. You can check the Bari Airport Train Schedule here
*The least expensive way is by bus (to Piazza Moro). Travel time is approximately one hour. The bus runs every 40 minutes. The ticket costs 1€ in advance, or 1.50€ if it is bought on the bus. You can check the timetable here

*Information & schedules are subject to change and may not always be updated!

Reviews  
  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Susan Hardwick-Smith   February 01, 2019

      Not just a yoga retreat!

    I was searching for something new and healing to do over Christmas and found Frederica’s Women’s art of silence retreat in Ostuni through retreat guru. Through some magic of the universe I found myself in exactly the place that I needed to be with exactly the right teacher to move me towards transformation in some of the most important areas of my life. With a group of incredible women who became deep friends through this eight day experience we certainly enjoyed Frederica’s incredible talent at teaching yoga -but most transformational were the one-on-one sessions that she offered in emotional release using Gestalt therapy techniques. She is a truly gifted Gestalt therapist and I got more out of three one-on-one sessions with her than in years of traditional psychology. She was able to intuit and meet me exactly where I was in the moment and help me to dig down to the deepest roots of my emotions around issues that have been keeping me stuck for 50 years. I found myself completely uninhibited and free to release emotions that I have held onto for my whole life, not only through her sessions but through creative dance, music and art. The structure of the day allowed for plenty of connection and conversation as well as lots of walking in the beautiful surroundings and even a visit to the most gorgeous private beach. The food was beyond compare and the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. Evenings out by the fire sharing stories and burning our demons written on crumple pieces of paper, as well as her amazing massages were other highlights of the retreat. I’m definitely going to return to meet with Federica again -and she is available to help clients on their journey through Zoom sessions as well which is a remarkable service. I returned home after this retreat truly a different person with a lighter view on life and inability to let go of being right around some key issues in my life .

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